Berchtesgaden and the Eagle’s Nest

Today I went to Berchtesgaden, Germany.  This is a very small town near the German-Austrian border where Kehlsteinhaus (The Eagle’s Nest) is located.  The Eagle’s Nest was a 50th birthday present to Adolf Hitler from the Third Reich.  It is a house on the top of a mountain, reachable by a gold-plated elevator.  Ironic, because Hitler was afraid of heights.

Tunnel into the mountain to reach the elevator

The top of Kehlstein looking toward German Bavarian Alps

This was liberated by the famous 101st Airborne Division during the final days of WWII.

The Eagle's Nest

After enjoying my time in Berchtesgaden, I boarded a train and headed back to Austria.  I arrived in Vienna at about 10pm.  Tomorrow is a full day here before continuing on to Prague.